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Council Events and Activities

The Tecumseh Council plays host to many events throughout the year. Please review our featured events listed below, see the other event sections on this website listed at the bottom of the page, or check the calendar for a full listing of all events and activities.

Featured Events and Activities

  • 2017 Popcorn Sale

    Reminder that if you have not made a payment yet for show & sell popcorn it is due today! Week #5 winner is Braden Shumacker from Pack 3. He wins a gift card to Game Stop. Week #4 fill it up winner is Justin McKinley from Pack 263. He will receive a $25 iTunes Gift Card. Week #3 winner was Dillon Skinn from Troop 71 - he won a Backcountry Tracker Knife...
  • 2018 Cub Scout Summer Camp Programs

    Online registration will open January 1! Webelos Resident Camp - July 1-4, 2018 • Wolf Bear Camp - July 6-8, 2018 • Tents & Tiaras - Just for Girls - July 6-8, 2018 • Cub Scout Camp - July 16-20, 2018. Click the title of this article for complete details on all of these great Cub Scout opportunities this summer!
  • Boy Scout Activity at Pumpkin Chunkin

    Have you ever wondered how you can make your Boy Scout Troop stronger? Is your Troop boy led? Do you want your Troop to have more youth leaders? If you answered yes to any or all of those three questions, attend the Tomahawk graduation ceremony at Pumpkin Chunkin’ and then stay after the ceremony to hear testimonials and have a Q & A session about the importance of the NYLT program...
  • College of Commissioner Science

    Tecumseh Council will be offering College of Commissioner Science half day session from 8 am until 1 pm on November 18, 2017 at Aley United Methodist Church (4143 Kemp Road, Beavercreek, OH 45431)...
  • Cub Scout Spook-O-Ree

    Cub Scout Spook-O-Ree is October 20 - 22. An updated info guide is now available! There will be tons of fun activities for everyone! There will be a scare crow gateway contest, so bring your best scare crow with you to decorate the entrance to your site. The OA Lodge is having a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning in the Dining Hall. It is $5 per person for all-you-can-eat pancakes...
  • Help Needed for Spook-O-Ree

    There will be a setup day for Spook-O-Ree on Sunday, October 15 at 9 am at Camp Birch. We will be putting out trash cans, setting up dining flys, and lots of other things to get ready for Spook-O-Ree. We are also looking for help running events the day of Spook-O-Ree. If you or your unit is interested in helping, please contact Bryan Spink at bryan.spink@scouting.org.
  • Instructors Needed for Pumpkin Chunkin

    Instructors are needed for Pumkin Chunkin on November 3-5, 2017 at Camp Birch for the following classes: First Responder, Cast Iron Chef, Duty to God and You, Webelos Walkabout, Building a Better World, Camper, Scouting Adventure, Art Explosion, Aware and Care, Build It, Castaway, Earth Rocks, Engineer and Fix It. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Bob Meyer at mr3eagles@yahoo.com or...
  • Mobile Scout Store is Coming to your Roundtable!

    As an additional service to our Scout leaders and parents, the Tecumseh Scout Store staff have scheduled dates this fall to visit to our District Roundtable meetings. We will have uniforms, handbooks and many other items for purchase. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 6:30-8 pm R. E. Hadley District (Wilmington); and Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:30-8 pm Blue Jacket & Bullskin Districts (Bellefontaine)...
  • Planning for Pumpkin Chunkin

    Planning continues to occur for Pumpkin Chunkin. Please check out the event/leaders guide online. Pumpkin Chunkin is Webelos Woods and the Boy Scout Fall Camporee combined together under a different name. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused...
  • Pumpkin Chunkin’ Save the Date

    Have you built a trebuchet or catapult? Plan now to build yours for your Pack or Troop for the inaugural Pumpkin Chunkin’ of the Tecumseh Council which will take place on November 3-5, 2017 at Camp Birch. This event is open to all Boy Scouts and Webelos. Event details will be out by the first part of July. Stay tuned because you will not want to miss this event!
  • Reservations Now Open for 2018 Boy Scout Summer Camp

    Tecumseh Council Camp Birch doesn’t expect a lot from our units, but we invest a lot of time, money, blood, sweat, and tears into making camp accessible for year round camping. We keep our doors open due to the revenue brought in at Boy Scout Resident Camp. We have been told our programs are outstanding and our staff exceptional. We received feedback concerning our Shotgun range, our restrooms...
  • Restore and Explore Weekend

    Restore & Explore Weekend at Camp Birch is October 13-15, 2017. Packs, Troops and Crews can enjoy a free weekend of camping at Camp Birch and work on projects to improve camp. There will be a short leader's meeting and cracker barrel on October 13 at 8:30 pm at the Turner Building. Service projects will run from 9 am to 12 pm on October 14. Please contact Bryan Spink at bryan.spink@scouting.org.
  • ScoutStrong 5k Fun Run to Benefit The Boy Scouts of America

    When: Sunday, November 19 at 2 pm. Registration opens at 1 pm. Where: Emmanuel Christian Academy (3177 Emmanuel Way, Springfield, OH). What: A 5K race to benefit the Boy Scouts of America on the course that hosted the Clark County Cross County Championships! Who: Everyone! All in the community are invited to join the Boy Scouts for a day of physical fitness...
  • Tecumseh Island at Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Birch

    Tecumseh Island at Boy Scout Summer Camp is Camp Birch’s program for First Year Scouts. The program is in its 38th year! We focus on learning Scout skills, getting to know camp, teamwork, working with others, the patrol method, and rank advancement. Tecumseh Island is a full day program. Half the day is spent in Tecumseh Island, half is spent in merit badges. Scouts will take Swimming and First...
  • 2018 Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Birch

    We will be offering three weeks of Boy Scout Summer Camp in 2018 Week #1: June 17-23 • Week #2: June 24-30 • Week #3: July 8-14! Campsite reservations are now being accepted for 2018 Boy Scout Summer Camp! Scout/Scouter and activity registration will begin January 2018...
  • 5K Fun Run in Wilmington

    There will be a 5K Fun Run to benefit the Scouting program in Tecumseh Council on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Wilmington College (1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington, OH 45177 • behind Herman Court). Registration starts at 1 pm and the race at 2 pm. The cost is $20 if registered online by October 28. Registrations after October 28 are $25 and will be taken the day of the race. Those who register by...
  • CHTB - Shooting Sports Saturdays

    The next CHTB Shooting Sports Saturday is September 16, 2017! Open to Boy Scouts & Venture Crews. Archery - Shotgun - Rifle Ranges will be staffed with NRA Certified Instructors/RSOs during all sessions. Supported by the Shooting Sports Committee. Cost: $3 per shooter for a Shooting Sports Wrist Band. Wrist Bands and Ammo tickets - purchased at the Shooting Range...
  • Cub Scout Bering Expedition

    Cub Bering is a winter daytime event for all Cub Scout Packs on December 2, 2017 from 9:30 am to 12 noon at Camp Birch. Activities include: making snow, bear hunting, toboggan race, tug-o-war, snowball throwing, and more! Cost is $6 per Scout if registered before November 22, 2017. Registrations after Nov 22 will only be taken at the door for $10 each...
  • FOS High COPE at Restore and Explore!

    Join us Saturday, October 14, at the High COPE Course during Restore and Explore at Camp Birch. We are asking for a donation of $10 or more per person which will be considered a new FOS donation to assist Tecumseh Council in meeting its financial goals for 2017! The course will be open from 1:30 until 5:30 pm. The High COPE (ropes course) is for older Scouts (13 years old and older) and adults...
  • Important Message About Pumpkin Chunkin

    Due to safety concerns brought to my attention over the weekend, the chunkin’ portion of the event has been cancelled. Launching of pumpkins is prohibited in the Boy Scouts and I did not read that while researching this event. The farmer was expecting a biodegradable object to be launched in the field. We are exploring alternate events for the afternoon portion. All other events and sessions...
  • Make Plans to Attend Wood Badge

    Congratulations on completing a successful year of Scouting! What better way to reward yourself and your unit, than making plans to attend the 2017 Wood Badge course? Tenure in Scouting is not a prerequisite to attend. If you would like to know more about how to become a great leader and make the youth in your unit the best they can be, then Wood Badge is the course for you...
  • NRA Range Safety Officer Course

    A NRA Range Safety Officer Course will take place Saturday, November 11, 2017. The RSO course is nine hours long. Candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions...
  • Pumpkin Chunkin

    Pumpkin Chunkin is November 3-5 at Camp Birch (4057 Swimming Pool Road, Yellow Springs). The cost is $20 per person if paid by October 30 or $30 per person if paid after October 30. Payments will be non-refundable. Registration is being taken on the Tecumseh Council website. Price includes: all meals, special edition patch, activities and camping all weekend. The Event Guide is now available...
  • Recharter Turn-in Breakfasts

    Recharter Turn-in Breakfasts will be on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Come turn in your completed recharter or get help completing it! You can bring it to the Council Service Center (326 S. Thompson Ave., Springfield) from 9 am to 12:30 pm OR to the Turner Building at Camp Birch from 8 am to noon. Whichever is more convenient for you! Again, let’s get these turned in before the holidays!...
  • Reserve Your Campsite for 2018 Boy Scout Summer Camp

    We encourage your Troop to make a commitment now to attend Boy Scout Summer Camp in 2018. Please make a $100 deposit on a campsite and estimate the number of Scouts cementing your commitment for 2018 today! To reserve your campsite, click the title of this article. We are holding steady on our camp fee of $245/youth participant for 2018. We know this makes us one of the most inexpensive camps...
  • Save the Date - 2018 Spring Camporee

    Ahoy, Matey...come aboard for the 2018 Tecumseh Council Spring Camporee April 20-22, 2018 at Camp Birch. Pirates Treasure - Patrol Challenge: Patrols should be prepared from the moment they register as patrol - camp, sleep, cook and eat as a patrol. Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen for a jolly good time and a test of your skills. Avast ye pay attention for further information in the fall!
  • Sign Up for Restore and Explore Today!

    Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s Restore and Explore Weekend on October 13-15. We will be serving lunch to units that participate, so please provide Karen with your unit's planned numbers for the weekend when reserving your site. There will also be a pancake breakfast Saturday morning at the Dining Hall put on by the OA Lodge. It is $5 a person for all you can eat pancakes. If you have...
  • Wood Badge C6-439-17

    Wood Badge C6-439-17 will take place Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27, 2017 AND Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8, 2017 (both weekends required) at Camp Hugh Taylor Birch (4057 Swimming Pool Road,Yellow Springs, OH 45387). The cost of this course is $265 per person, if paid in full by July 10, 2017. After July 10, 2017, the cost is $315...
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